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Carrickfergus (Carraig Fhearghais in Irish) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It stands on the north shore of Belfast Lough and is home to Carrickfergus Castle, a 12th century structure. It is a minor fishing port, and important town for the textile industry. It is a centre for leisure sailing and has a large marina. The town is the administrative centre for Carrickfergus Borough Council.
The parents of the US President Andrew Jackson emigrated from Carrickfergue in 1765. The Andrew Jackson Centre has information about the family. A couple of miles to the north east of Carrickfergus are the ruins of Kilroot church, where Jonathan Swift was minister in the 1690s.
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